Maurice Ashley, a chess grandmaster and the first African-American to hold that title, talks with his son, Jayden. Carolyn Cole/LA Times/Getty Images hide caption

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Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion
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Norway's Magnus Carlsen smiles at a news conference after clinching the FIDE World Chess Championship Friday in Chennai, India, on Friday. Babu/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Norway's Magnus Carlsen Is New Chess World Champion
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Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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